Post Edited (Licho) : 10/24/2007 6:22:15 AM (GMT-6)
** added note I firmly believe a/p stress and depression can and will add problems to your existing DD......... UC ,I know it causes me to flare and causes many problems with my crohns
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/19/2007 12:57:49 PM (GMT-6)
I will give you info on what I have heard on the meds but remember I am not a professional...............
The SSRIs are the workhorse drugs for social anxiety and it depends on each person which medication will work best for the individual patient.
Partial responses are the rule when using these meds for social anxiety. For optimal responses, patients should also enroll in cognitive-behavioral therapy featuring cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy. Informal exposure advice is also helpful: Patients with social phobia can sometimes improve when they confront distressing situations.
The most common side effects of the SSRIs include insomnia, agitation, sexual dysfunction, and GI distress.
So with this info please discuss all your options with your physician.
Before you know it you will be a presidential candidate .
Bless you and take care. Keep posting.
I take Zoloft and for me it has worked very well. I can now go out and feel comfortable. The meds do not get rid of the panic but they do help and we as PD people still have to do the work. All people react differently tomeds so just try and see. Give them time as it doesn't happen overnight.
Well said evie, we would all like to be better within the first week, but if we just take the med and not worry about the timeline all of a sudden it may dawn on you, hey I am feeling better.
Again, I wish you the best in getting on the drug that works for you with the first try.
I don't know much about Zoloft or Aurorix tho, sorry.
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/9/2007 12:02:00 PM (GMT-7)